Spokane River Information


The river supports wild rainbow trout from the Idaho border to Nine Mile Falls Dam, and brown trout have been stocked in the area from Monroe Street to Nine Mile Falls. The area from Upriver Dam to the Idaho border is open only to catch-and-release, selective gear rules fishing. Check the latest regulations pamphlet or with the WDFW Spokane regional office or for gear, season and catch limit information for various sections of the river. Note that in 2006 the closing date for this fishery changes from October 31 to March 15 of the following year. The Washington Department of Health (DOH) has issued this fish consumption advisory for all fish species due to lead and PCB contamination: from the Idaho border to Upriver Dam: no consumption, all ages and groups; from Upriver Dam to 9-Mile Dam: one meal (8-oz. portion) per month, all ages and groups. For more information, check the DOH web site at www.doh.wa.gov/fish or with the Spokane Regional Health District at (509) 324-1560.

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